Oslo Fjord pilots have joined in a strike by state workers as part of an ongoing pay dispute.
As a result, all visiting cruise ships have had to be diverted to alternative ports due to the requirement that a local pilot guides incoming visitor ships into port.
Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess was diverted last Friday with Star Clippers’ Star Flyer and Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas diverted last Saturday.
“Vision of the Seas was unable to dock in Oslo on Sunday, May 27, as originally planned,” Royal Caribbean said in a statement to Cruise Critic.
“Because of this, it was necessary to modify Vision of the Seas’ boarding and debarking process on Sunday. Vision of the Seas arrived in Gothenburg, Sweden on Sunday, and guests were transported to and from Oslo via motor coach.”
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Words: Natalie Aroyan